2021 80% in Every Community Conference & NCCRT Annual Meeting
Dates: Nov. 15-17, 2021
Each year the NCCRT membership, a collaboration of over 150 medical, advocacy, government, and corporate organizations, convenes to work together on our shared goal to increase colorectal cancer screening awareness and utilization, thereby reducing deaths from this highly preventable and curable disease.
The 2021 80% in Every Community Conference and NCCRT Annual Meeting theme was: Urgency and Resolve: Sharpening our focus on 80% in Every Community. The event featured presentations by nationally known experts, thought leaders, and decision makers on colorectal cancer screening policy and delivery, with opportunities to network and learn from each other.
Session Descriptions & Recordings
Wednesday, Nov. 3 1:00-2:00 PM ET
What Do the Data Tell Us: What Can We Learn from the Latest Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate Trends Over Time?
The NCCRT is tracking all major measures to assess our progress in reaching colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation. Join this session to hear from the experts on the latest screening rate data from the key colorectal cancer screening data sets: BRFSS, NHIS, HEDIS, and UDS.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCCRT Steering Committee
Healthcare Effectiveness Data
Sepheen Byron, Assistant Vice President, Performance Measurement, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Uniform Data System
Neeraj Deshpande MBBS, MPH, MHA, Public Health Analyst, Quality Recognition and Health Promotion Team, Bureau of Primary Health Care/Office of Quality Improvement, DHHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
National Health Interview Survey
Stacey Fedewa, Senior Principal Scientist, Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Inc.
Monday, November 15th, 2021
80% in Every Community Conference Welcome & Campaign Progress Report
Richard C. Wender, MD, Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Chair, NCCRT
Panel Session: Screening at 45: Implementing the USPSTF recommendation and reaching the newly eligible for colorectal cancer screening
Timeline for Implementation: Anna Schwamlein Howard, Principal, Policy Development, Access to and Quality of Care, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Advocacy Progress: Alexandra Miller, Senior Director of Community Engagement, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
What do we know about 45-49-year olds?: Stacey Fedewa, PhD, Senior Principal Scientist, Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Inc.
Reaching the Young Eligible: Heather Hampel, MS, CGC, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Associate Director, Division of Human Genetics; The Ohio State University; NCCRT Family History & Early-age Onset CRC Strategic Priority Team Co-chair
Panel Session: Navigating through COVID-19: Adapting to meet the new normal in health care to deliver colorectal cancer screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
Lincoln County Health Center – Newport, Oregon, Jaraka Carver, LPN, Panel Coordinator, Lincoln Community Health Center
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health – Washington State
Michael T. Anderson, MHA, CPHQ, Division Vice President, Quality and Population Health
Penn Medicine – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP, Associate Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
Welcome to Day 2 & Panel Session: Ensuring Follow Up to Abnormal Stool Tests: Overview of the problem, the policy landscape and best practices from the field
Overview of the Problem & Clinical Implications: Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil, Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Program; Associate Director, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity
Policy Landscape: Molly McDonnell, Director of Advocacy, Fight Colorectal Cancer
NCCRT Best Practices Brief: Michelle Tropper, MPH, Director of Clinical Programs, HealthEfficient
Health Center: Rina Ramirez-Alexander, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Kathleen Felezzola, Director of Nursing, Zufall Health
Concurrent Session 1: The Critical Role of Primary Care: Updates to the NCCRT Steps Manual and leveraging the power of professional societies to advance colorectal cancer screening
Newly Updated Steps Guide for Increasing CRC Screening: A Manual for Primary Care Practices: Michelle Tropper, MPH, Director of Clinical Programs, HealthEfficient
Health Center Case Study: Robby Amin, MD, Clinical Liaison, Horizons: South Georgia’s Cancer Coalition
Primary Care System Case Study: James T. Rogers, MD, Mercy Health System, Springfield, Missouri
American Association of Medical Assistants: Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, CEO and Legal Counsel, AAMA and Deborah Novak, Vice President, AAMA
Concurrent Session 2: Achieving On-time Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Findings from recent market research and leveraging digital strategies
Findings from NCCRT Market Research on the Newly Eligible: Michelle Aubertine, MBA, Project Manager, KS&R
Leveraging Social Media for Screening and Cancer Awareness: Laura DePeters, Managing Director, Social, Content & Paid Media, American Cancer Society, Inc.
SU2C and Hip Hop Public Health Collaboration: Renee Nicholas, Vice President of Advocacy and Strategic Collaborations, Stand Up To Cancer; and Lori Benson, Executive Director and CEO, Hip Hop Public Health
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
Welcome to Day 3 & Keynote: Leading the Focus on Health Equity – The Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists
Pascale M. White, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Director of the Gastroenterology Clinic, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Board Member and Co-founder, the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists
Concurrent Session 3: Strategies to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening in Under-represented Communities
Findings from NCCRT’s New Market Research on Reaching Black and African American Adults for CRC Screening
Michelle Aubertine, Project Manager, KS&R
Evidence-based and Innovative Approaches for Promoting CRC Screening among Latino and Multi-ethnic Communities in Southern California
Anne Escaron, PhD, MPH, Research Scientist, AltaMed Health Services
Multilevel Interventions to Promote CRC Screening among Native American Communities in Arizona – Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS) Program Grantee
Jennifer Hatcher, RN, MPH, PhD, Associate Director for Community Outreach & Engagement, The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Concurrent Session 4: Progress Update: Developments following the NCCRT’s Action Plan to Address the Rising Burden of Colorectal Cancer in Younger Adults
The NCCRT convened a national Summit with key thought leaders and national stakeholders in November 2017 to discuss the causes of early-onset colorectal cancer and clinical challenges to mitigating the burden of this disease. Research priorities were identified and included evaluating the role of novel risk factors, understanding natural history and elucidating ways to implement evidenced-based practices for identifying and managing at-risk persons. This session will provide an update on recent progress related to each of these priorities and opportunities for engagement.
Caitlin C. Murphy, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth School of Public Health
Peter S. Liang, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine, Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Joshua Demb, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego